This question has been asked many times but non of the solutions seems to fix my problem.
On pc-a I (windows xp running Cygwin) I generated ssh keys and copied to pc-b (RHEL). I wal able to ssh to pc-b from pc-a with no problem.
Later I had to fix an NSF problem by changing user and goup ID of the user on pc-b. I also changed the rights to user dir.
all this broke the ssh set up. So I did all original steps to create no passwd ssh connection. However it would not work this time. I made sure there is no group write privilege for group on /home/user/.ssh path. I chmod .ssh to 700 and known_hosts to 600, user and group both set to user's for testing and none works.
This problem is duplicated for two redhat machines exactly the same way with none of the fixes working for any of them.
what else should I be looking at?
thanks in advance.